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Minneapolis to Collect Hazardous Household Waste Starting Thurs.

Your chance to safely get rid of fluorescent bulbs, paint cans, pesticides, and more.

Itching to get rid of the detritus of housecleaning? Dying to empty out that pile of hazardous chemicals? The City of Minneapolis has a proposition for you. 

Bring it to the Dunwoody College of Technology between Thursday July 26 and Saturday July 28.

"From paint, aerosol cans and pesticides to batteries and items containing mercury (for instance, thermostats and fluorescent bulbs), a lot of everyday products used at home cannot go in the trash," city spokesperson Matt Laible cautioned in a statement emailed to reporters. "Hazardous wastes can harm humans and wildlife and pollute our air and water."

For a list of what can be accepted, check out this guide from Hennepin County. If you have a question about whether something can be recycled or thrown away in Minneapolis, try this cheat sheet from the city.

CHDaggett July 24, 2012 at 03:15 PM
Is there a link that gives info on the specific hours they'll be open each day?
James Sanna (Editor) July 24, 2012 at 03:40 PM
No, the city didn't announce those, and I'm waiting to hear back on that. I suspect they might mirror the Hennepin County hours at their normal drop off sites: http://www.hennepin.us/dropoffs
James Sanna (Editor) July 24, 2012 at 05:37 PM
And here we are: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., according to a city spokesperson.
Joy July 24, 2012 at 08:01 PM
Saint Paul too? Or just Hennepin county?
James Sanna (Editor) July 24, 2012 at 09:25 PM
I can't imagine anyone would be checking ID's at the door ;-)

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